nAnaesthesia risk factors: anaesthesia: height of spinal block

Study nameOutcomeB (95%CI)CommentsRisk factor detailsOther detailsFactors adjusted for in multivariate analysis
core temperature in PACU
block level as continuous variable
Frank 2000; prospective cohort study in 44 patientsB from regression (non-standardised)no datastatistically significant; p=0.002Block height (dermatome level) T5 (SD 3) range T3 to T8.age: 57y (SD 7) range 47–67.; theatre temperature: mean 20.9°C (SD 0.13) range 18.7 to 22.9.; ASA: not stated or considered; no warming devices but fluids warmed; spinal anaesthesia; duration: Duration of surgery: mean 1.5 h (SD 0.9) range 1.1 to 2.6age, duration of surgery, theatre temperature, body weight, % body fat, height of spinal blockage (+ univariate BMI)

From: APPENDIX F, MULTIVARIATE RISK FACTORS

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